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Feb 7, 2013 6:00am EST
. >> thank you very much. the approach to national security will be the focus on capitol hill. hallie jackson joins us live this morning with more details on the story. >> good morning. john brennan almost certainly faces questions about the drone strike program and whether those tactics should be used overseas. this morning some in congress would get the chance to see secret information about why the government believes they can use drones to go after citizens working with terrorists. the president has defended the use of drone strikes before. >> there is a legal justification to try to stop them from carrying out plots. >> the government doesn't need evidence of a specific attack. if it believes u.s. citizens are engaged in ongoing operations to kill americans. >> all they have to show is a view that somebody is doing something bad and has not renounced that. >> john brennan will face questions about his role in creating the program. >> we conduct targeted strikes. >> they are necessary to mitigate an actual threat, to prevent future attacks. to save american lives. >> the white house says
Feb 5, 2013 6:00am EST
of representatives. hallie jackson joins us live. who else will be talking immigration today? >> it is well beyond the borders of the city. >> now is the time. >> the president is doing the same at the white house today. d.c., members of congress are meeting, too. >> we need a serious fix. >> janet napolitano will visit el paso, texas. she stopped at the border in california. the hispanic population is growing quickly. it is predicted to outpace the white population. >> this is the first time the white population has not been the largest group in california. >> it will take weeks or months to negotiate a change. >> the president and the group of senators have unveiled proposals which were derided as amnesty. >> we have tried this before. in 1986, we gave amnesty to three million people. now we have 11 million, 12 million illegal immigrants here. >> better border security. that is something the president's proposal does not do. >> i believe we're at the moment where comprehensive reform is within our grasp. >> the president is also talking with business leaders today. they'll talk about what his pr
Feb 12, 2013 6:00am EST
second term agenda. hallie jackson has a preview. the speech will focus on the economy and so-called pocketbook issues. >> especially when it comes to job creation. he will talk about creating infrastructure and jobs. how to get a handle on government debt. president obama wants to cut spending and bring in more tax money. both parties want to avoid the big automatic spending cuts and time is running out. those cuts kick in in just over two weeks from now. >> playing up the importance of a growing the economy and less emphasis on deficits and debts. >> that is what you can expect to hear from the president's speech tonight. the debt ceiling will be back in mid may. >> who is on the guest list tonight? of facesseeing a lot in the crowd including people from newtown, connecticut, first responders. you also have guests representing health care, military life and immigration. along with the apple ceo and mrs. obama will be accompanied by the parents of a teenager killed in chicago. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> desperate times call for desperate measures. that is the message fr
Feb 11, 2013 6:00am EST
the stadium address tomorrow. it is expected to have a central focus -- the economy. hallie jackson joins us live. there will be a lot of listeners tomorrow. >> perhaps more importantly the millions of americans watching on tv. >> the president of the united states. >> the moment when he gets an on uninterrupted, unchallenged opportunity to talk to the country and to define his agenda. >> the president will focus on one topic -- >> the economy will be central to the speech. and how we grow the economy. >> president obama is likely to warn congress not to let big automatic spending cuts happen. >> if the sequester is allowed to go forward -- >> thousands of americans in education or clean energy are likely to be laid-off. >> the president may touch on immigration reform, education, gun control, and climate change. republicans are listening for something specific. >> what i hope to hear is -- >> he wants to join us to affect smarter cuts in spending. >> rand paul will deliver the tea party response. >> we believe you stimulate the economy by reducing taxes. >> the official republican rebuttal
Feb 1, 2013 6:00am EST
. hallie jackson gives us a preview. >> economists are predicting we will see basically what we have been seeing. the unemployment rate around 720% for the third year in a row -- 7.8%. >> we will see positive economic growth and job creation this year. >> the economy shrank by a tenths of a percentage point. >> president obama spent an entire election promising americans ever return to robust economic growth was right around the corner. >> there was a fourth quarter economic shrinkage. the economy is seeing some bright spots. more people buying cars. when it comes to unemployment, the long-term outlook is grim. >> building study and near 8% is not where we want to be. >> some of the biggest challenges revolving around what is happening here in washington and the uncertainty over the debt ceiling. hallie jackson come wbal-tv 11 news. >> seeing a shift for the super bowl. the commercials are more of a start than the players. jane king has the bloomberg business report. veggies over pizza? >> i know. i'm not sure if i believe that. lockheed martin is seeing record profits on the horizon. the
Feb 21, 2013 6:00am EST
effect. hallie jackson joins us live to explain. >> whatever happens will have a big impact far beyond the beltway, including up in baltimore. >> everybody is waiting to hear. >> about 800,000 civilians will be forced to take one day off each week if massive spending cuts kick in on march 1. >> i will pay the mortgage and utilities and then you live on what is left. >> the furloughs would last or than five months. the pentagon will have to find more savings. >> this is felt in be in small towns a light. >> it is not just those working for the military that will be affected . house democrats have a hearing to talk about other effects. president obama talked about the impact in an interview. >> we do not need these automatic mindless spending cuts. >> john boehner asked of the president, what is he doing to stop the sequester that would hall allowed the armed forces? as politicians squabble, leon panetta is talking with nato about how these cuts would affect our allies. >> there is a new poll out about these spending cuts. >> it says 25% of people have not heard anything about these cuts
Feb 13, 2013 6:00am EST
. hallie jackson joins us live. where is the president taking his message ? >> he is going to north carolina. the president is expected to expand on the outlines of some of the themes about jobs and the economy. >> the president of the united states. >> in the speech, the loudest response came on the topic of gun control. >> the families of blacksburg and tucson and other communities ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. >> the president promised to bring home more than 30,000 troops from afghanistan. his speech heavily featured domestic issues. he focused on the economy. he promised his proposals would not raise the deficit. >> we need a smarter government that invests in broad-based growth. >> marco rubio delivered the republican response in english and spanish. he denounced the president's obsession with raising taxes. >> if we can get our economy healthy again, -- if we do not, we will forever be known as the generation responsible for america's decline. >> rand paul handled the tea party response. >> the government is not your friend. his policies keep you po
Feb 22, 2013 6:00am EST
everyone of us. hallie jackson joins us live. the deadline is not far away. >> one week away. time is running out. nobody is on capitol hill. politicians on monday morning will be back. they have to figure out how to avoid these cuts. they will slow down the economy. negotiations have not gone anywhere. president obama had good conversations with john boehner and mitch mcconnell. the first time the president has talked to mcconnell in weeks. president is going to a military talent in virginia next week. many governors are in town for a yearly meeting and some will be going to the white house to talk to the president. >> what kind of effects will we feel in maryland? >> people of work will get less money from unemployment. look at the furloughs you will see for many federal workers. long lines at security checkpoints at airports. park rangers could be furloughed as well. not to mention all the military impact. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> the winner of the mega millions during claimed the jackpot on thursday appeared she wants to remain anonymous and purchased the ticket from a
Feb 26, 2013 6:00am EST
to the shipbuilding yard in virginia. some republicans say the president's place is on capitol hill. hallie jackson joins us live to explain. >> the curtain is rising on another day of political theater in washington. that is the accusation from some republicans. >> this is a time to look for somebody who will lead. >> there is plenty of talk in washington. but so far not a lot of action about how to avoid $85 billion in spending cuts. >> these cuts do not have to happen. >> compromise seems like a distant rmirage. hoping public pressure will help. the president is going to virginia if the sequester is triggered. >> he has tried to scare the american people. >> the administration says it is not a scare tactics. a deadline that is just three days away. >> it is time for them to act, but we have seen nothing. >> speaker boehner wants to see other kinds of cuts. >> how of the budget cuts impacting our economy now? >> there's a new survey showing these experts think all the washington gridlock is slowing down the economy right now. they think that people may start buying more. it is more of the budget
Feb 6, 2013 6:00am EST
of those. hallie jackson, wbal-tv 11 news . >> some good news for the housing industry. home prices rose by more than -- the most in six and half years. prices rose by 8.3% in december. prices rose last year in 46 of the 50 states. this helps to fuel the housing recovery. a new study on engaging traffic fines drivers need to allow more time for traffic if they want to arrive on time. everett should add more = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = driver should set aside nearly two hours in the washington, d.c., area. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what is the worst morning commute you ever had to endure? you can share your response on, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to the pentagon may offer some benefits to same-sex couples. there is another fiscal showdown on capitol hill. jane king has the bloomberg business report. good morning to you. >> if across-the-board spending cuts take place on march 1. president obama calling on congress to postpone them again and to act on it short-term plan of savings cuts. the defense depar
Feb 8, 2013 6:00am EST
traffic to get in the way of snow plows. hallie jackson, wbal-tv 11 news. >> taking aim at a controversial mta policy of recording conversations of passengers. has had cameras on buses since october. some want to outlaw the policy. >> by getting on the bus, you agree to be audiotaped. that is extorting poor people that don't have means to have a car. >> mta officials say the recordings are not monitored. >> the ravens to continue to enjoy the national spotlight. last by john hubbell appeared on "the late show with david letterman." >> were you happy with the game? >> i like the way it turned out. it started well. it finished well. >> we have some videotape during the blackout. what are you talking about? >> there was a concern about the restaurants. >> pretty good. >> i thought that was charming. jacoby jones stopped in to talk kimmel.mmy cam they are showing their personality. >> take a look at lebron -- or lebron should take his elected kid.ka look at this >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. do you agree with producers giving celebrities dress-cod
Feb 25, 2013 6:00am EST
across the country plan to hear from the president today. we begin with hallie jackson in washington. >> michele obama wore an evening gown to announce the best picture from washington. state leaders got down to politicking over budget cuts. >> advice is to stop campaigning. roll up your sleeves and do the hard work of governing. >> the governors the onus on federal lawmakers. >> do not put the burden on the state and the military. >> the real question is what is the impact on the people that we serve. >> the potential affect on headstart and energy assistance. governors worry. >> this sequestered stands to wipe out a lot of hard for gains in maryland and virginia. we understand this is an economic threat. >> some folks are starting to look to the next deadline. that is one the government funding runs out. there is speculation some lawmakers might wait until next month to figure out both budget battles at once. >> what are the odds we can see an agreement by friday? >> there is no immediate consequence when the deadline hits. humane not see until the furloughs start to take place in
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